hot air balloon

1. It has been a. week.(end). From Friday through Sunday morning, I was at the Big Harvest Potluck, which was so fun I forgot to tweet/share on social media. #sorrynotsorry Let’s just say there was a lot of good food, a lot of socializing, and a hot air balloon ride. Good stuff.

2. I also got to spend a ton of time with this cutie since we were roomies (along with his momma) for the weekend. It was pretty much the best. I think I need to get one of my own.

3. Then on Monday, a coworker and I woke up at 5AM to go to Boston for the day so that we could learn a technique from another lab there. She’s pregnant, and I don’t know how she made it through because I was EXHAUSTED by the time we got on the train to go home. It was definitely a twelve cup of coffee kind of day. Not exaggerating.

4. I refuse to divulge how many PSLs I had during this ordeal. You’ll almost certainly think it was too many.

5. Can we talk about Stitch Fix for a minute(/the rest of this post?).  I mentioned a few months ago that I was doing it, but this whole time I’ve been depriving you of living vicariously through my fixes! Which just seems wrong. So once a month, whenever I get a fix, I’m going to interrupt our regularly scheduled Wednesday Coffee Talk to inundate you with some pictures of me modeling clothes. It will be hilarious. If you hate it, let me know, and if you love it, also let me know!

6. So, WHAT IS STITCH FIX. Basically, it’s a service that provides you with a virtual personal stylist who picks out clothes for you and sends them right to your door. When you first sign up, you fill out a style profile to give them an idea of what you like/don’t like/wouldn’t-be-caught-dead-wearing. You then pick a date when you want your fix to be shipped to you. Your stylist will then send you a box filled with 5 items of clothing and/or accessories that were hand-picked for you based on your style profile.  You can either schedule one delivery or sign up for automatic monthly deliveries. You pay $20 for each box, which includes delivery. Then, that $20 goes towards whatever items of clothing you decide to keep. In addition, if you purchase everything in your box, you get 25% off the entire purchase. For someone who hates actually going to stores but likes to have nice things and get presents in the mail, this is perfect.

7. So, let’s look at what I got this month!!

PicMonkey Collage

On the left: Benson Striped 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer from Market & Spruce. I could really use a new fall blazer, but this just wasn’t for me. The material was really thick, which made me look very bulky, and the stripes were just a little too loud. I think it might have been better if it was a solid color.

On the right: Lauree 3/4 Sleeve Vneck Drape Dress from Gilli. LOVE THIS. The.Boy and I don’t always agree on my Stitch Fix loves, but even he said this looked great on me. It seemed to hug in all the right places and made me look like I have a waist. I also love the purple color, which is perfect for fall. I see myself wearing this on many a brisk fall day with some leggings and my brown suede boots underneath.

PicMonkey Collage 2

On the bottom right: Adora Ankle Length Colored Skinny Jean from Just Black. I really wanted to love these because I live in skinny jeans, and especially love fun colors like this, but they were just too tight. Sigh. Time to get on that wedding diet for REALZ.

On the left: Thomas Striped Raglan Sweater from Sweet Rain. I am super into stripes. And sweaters. So I loved this. Definite keep!

On the top right: Adelene Scoop Neck Cable-Knit Sweater from Mystree. More sweaters! This one was a bit more oversized than the previous one, which I like. I think with a cute tank top underneath, it will be great for fall layering. It was also SO SOFT since it was made from cashmere. I’m going to be cuddling up with this all fall/winter long.

8. Overall thoughts: For this fix, I requested some fun fall sweaters and styles, and I definitely received just that! I was a little bummed that the jeans did fit and that the blazer was so garish, but on the whole I loved this fix. The sweaters are exactly my style and they were what I really wanted anyway, and getting a cute dress as well was a bonus!

9. If you want to try Stitch Fix, go here to sign up!

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39 Responses to Wednesday Coffee Talk


    and yay for stitch fix fun!

  2. Sune Moolman says:

    Firstly, I’m so jealous that you got to take a ride in a hot air balloon! I’ve been wanting to do that for so long.
    Those sweaters are so pretty! But I have to say, the dress is my favourite.
    I would love a service like Stitch Fix, would be great if they could expand to other countries.

  3. I love that dress! It looks awesome on you. As you said – it’s a great color and look for fall!

  4. Love that dress and the cute sweaters you got! Ah I can’t wait to wear normal clothes again!!!

  5. Courtney says:

    So glad I got to see you last weekend! I wish we could hang out more often!

  6. Christina says:

    Love that dress, it is perfect. I didn’t have the best luck with Stichfix, but o that dress!

  7. cheri says:

    Love the dress, perfect for fall. I’ve heard of this before program before, sounds like a really great idea!

  8. Oh, I adore that dress!! Such a fun neckline!!

  9. SallyBR says:

    Never heard of Stitch Fix – I agree on all your assessments, the blazer is just a tad too “loud”, I like the shape of it, but a solid color or maybe stripes that would be a bit more discreet (say, black and gray) could work better. Yes, the skinny jeans need to be tight per nature, but not overly so. I love the color, though

    I buy a lot of my clothes on ebay and every now and then get a lemon, but usually the price compensates the boo-boos. I bought what seemed like a very nice skinny jeans of a color not too different from yours, but in corduroy – it said XS from a brand I normally fit in. I could not slip the pants past my thighs. oh, well

    win some, lose some

    (the purple dress is a huge winner, you look stunning!)

  10. Trisha says:

    That dress looks so pretty on you and I love the sweaters too! I’ve got to try stitch fix. I think it would help me get out of my fall wardrobe slump.

  11. Talala says:

    I also got that blazer in my stitch fix! I didn’t like the ruched sleeves at all. The striped sweater is adorable, but sadly wasn’t in my fix. They keep sending me over-sized blouses with weird details, and I just don’t know how to communicate with them that it is totally not my style.

  12. Talala says:

    Also, you look great in those skinny jeans. Keep them!

  13. Big Harvest Potluck sounds like so much fun! And love your roomy! 🙂
    Love reading bout your clothes thru Stich Fix – that dress is GORG!

  14. Heather says:

    I’ve always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride! I think it would be both terrifying and amazing. I’ve also been on the fence about Stitch Fix for a while after hearing both good and bad things. Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a try.

  15. Meg says:

    Sigh — I miss Stitch Fix! I had to cut myself off because I was too addicted, and my budget is definitely having to stretch like crazy lately. But I love that dress on you, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

    Also, there is no such thing as too many PSLs. Just: not possible.

  16. i love that stripped blazer and sweaters are a MUST!

  17. Sweet Stitchfix this month (love love that dress on you!) My boxes have been hit or miss lately but I’m still doing it – it’s always a bit like your birthday when get a box each month:)

  18. Rachel says:

    I love Stitch Fix posts! I’m not ready to take the plunge myself, but love living vicariously through bloggers SF posts 🙂

  19. Pam says:

    Sounds like you had fun at the festival. That toddler is so darn cute! Stitch Fix sounds really cool! Love the purple dress and both sweaters. So cute!!

  20. I’ve been seeing so many bloggers use stitch fix, and I’ve been thinking about signing up myself! I’m totally digging this, especially if it saves me a trip to the mall (because I hate shopping for clothes).

  21. I know you didn’t like the blazer but it looks ADORABLE on you! And #2, yes, you should definitely get one of your own 😉

  22. Love anything stripes! So of course I’m all about striped blazer and sweater 🙂 I’ve been going back and forth with stitchfix. But giving them another try next month!

  23. Kate says:

    Did you go in the hot air balloon? Like up in the air? So scary!

  24. Hotly Spiced says:

    I need that service! I’d love to take that service to the shops with me every time I’m buying clothes. I need to be steered towards what’s right for me. Clueless! You look terrific and I love that dress on you – it’s stunning xx

  25. I would love to go on a hot air balloon. Also, I love your outfits! Especially that purple dress!

  26. Did you actually go up in the balloon? Could not pay me enough! #saysthegalafraidofheights – cute clothes. My wardrobe sort of consists of blue jeans and yoga pants. Whenever I wear a dress Haley asks “is it a holiday?” Nice.

  27. I love the stitch fix photos (and concept) 🙂 Also – hot air balloon ride! What an amazing weekend!

  28. Krista says:

    I adore that purple dress on you and am so glad you kept it. 🙂 Vavavoom, girl!! 🙂

  29. Joyti says:

    Oh, get one of your own! S/he will be the CUTEST!

    And I really like the blazer, and like, ALL of the sweaters!

  30. Natalie says:

    don’t stress about that wedding diet–you look great!!

    and yeah, highly recommend that baby thing 😉

  31. That dress is so perfect! It transitions from fall to winter to spring. My wardrobe needs that asap!

  32. It looks like you got some great clothes. I can’t say that I have heard of Stitch Fix before. Sounds like a good idea.

  33. Reeni says:

    LOVE the dress! So CUTE!

  34. P says:

    That blazer looks so adorable on you! I’ll have to check out Stitch Fix and see what it’s all about 🙂

  35. Kath the Cook says:

    I liked the striped blazer and agree about the skinny jeans. especially like the beige sweater.

  36. Kelly says:

    Yay, so glad you had a great time at BHP – the hot air balloon ride sounds awesome!! Such cute pieces from Stitch Fix too 🙂

  37. Lynn says:

    Definitely love the dress and sweaters on you. What a neat idea!

  38. Shannon says:

    should’ve made your boston trip a bit longer 😉

  39. I’m not sure if I’d be super into or super afraid of a hot air balloon ride – they look so beautiful!

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